Population Health

Sixteen states are supporting primary care transformation through IMPaCT, a pilot program authorized by the Affordable Care Act to implement primary care extension, a strategy modeled after agricultural (cooperative) extension. Here, we talk with Robert Phillips, MD, VP of Policy and Research at the American Board of Family Medicine, about why and how we might […]

Read More
  • This chart highlights marketplace policy decisions related to pediatric dental coverage for the 2014 plan year.  It tracks the kinds of pediatric dental products that marketplaces solicited and offered on the marketplace in 2014, particularly whether dental benefits were offered through stand-alone dental products (SADP), as “bundled” products that paired a specific SADP and a qualified […]

    Read More
    July 17, 2014 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • Along with increasing access to health coverage, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) presents many opportunities to reform the health care delivery system and invest in public health and prevention. Traditionally, there have been two predominantly siloed systems for supporting and improving health—the health care delivery and the public health systems—making it challenging to forge partnerships […]

    Read More
    June 28, 2014 | Filed under: Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • Webinars

    Thursday, July 10, 2014: This webinar features an overview of state opportunities to identify and use data from a variety of sources to examine subpopulations, identify needs, and target interventions to address the needs of distinct populations. The webinar also features a discussion among three states that have taken innovative approaches to using data to drive meaningful changes in health outcomes for various subpopulations with critical needs.

    Read More
  • It may be no coincidence that interest in community health workers (CHWs) has been growing alongside momentum for reforming the health delivery system. Research evidence, while limited, indicates that CHWs can facilitate improvement in important areas of healthcare reform like health care access, quality, prevention and self-care. CHWs accomplish these improvements by mobilizing communities for health […]

    Read More
    June 12, 2014 | Filed under: Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • The United States spends more than twice as much as any other country in the world on healthcare, yet the life expectancy in the U.S. is shorter than in many other high-income countries. Recent analyses also show that “improvements in population health [e.g., life expectancy, years lived in good health] in the United States have […]

    Read More
    May 13, 2014 | Filed under: Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • State Health Policy Blog

    by Jill Rosenthal and Manel Kappagoda of ChangeLab Solutions April 2014 The United States ranked 15th among affluent countries in life expectancy in 1980. By 2009, it had dropped to 27th place. Our fragmented health care delivery and public health systems, and the lack of coordination between the two, has resulted in an imbalance of […]

    Read More
  • Publications

    This report, developed by NASHP and produced by ChangeLab Solutions, highlights leading states’ approaches to support community-based prevention initiatives by bridging the health care delivery and public health systems. It examines various mechanisms – both previously existing and created through health reform – that states can leverage to implement sustainable community-based prevention programs. They include […]

    Read More
  • Webinars

    Primary care extension programs improve the quality of primary care services by educating providers on new and innovative practices in areas such as preventive medicine, health promotion, and chronic disease management. Section 5405 of the Affordable Care Act authorizes the establishment of a national primary care extension program. To pursue this goal, the Agency for […]

    Read More
  • Section 5405 of the Affordable Care Act authorizes the establishment of a primary care extension program (PCEP) to improve the quality of primary care services by “educat[ing] providers about preventive medicine, health promotion, chronic disease management, mental and behavioral health services, and evidence-based and evidence informed therapies and techniques.” The Agency for Healthcare Research and […]

    Read More
    March 6, 2014 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m